Woodsy Owl is an owl icon for the United States Forest Service most famous for the motto "Give a hoot — don't pollute!" Woodsy's current motto is "Lend a hand — care for the land!" Woodsy's target audience are children 5 to 8 years old and was designed to be seen as a mentor to children, providing them with information and advice to help them appreciate nature. The Owls are an order of birds of prey. Most are Solitary, and nocturnal, with some exceptions (e An icon (from Greek εἰκών eikōn, "image" is a religious work of art most commonly a painting from Eastern Christianity.  In 2006, a "new" Woodsy Owl mascot was introduced.
Several songs have been used in conjunction with the Woodsy Owl environmental campaign, including "The Ballad of Woodsy Owl" and "Help Woodsy Spread the Word".
Several other environmentalism, conservation or outdoor themed comics have appeared over the years including Mark Trail and Smokey Bear. Environmentalism is a broad philosophy and Social movement centered on a concern for the conservation and improvement of the environment. The conservation movement also known as nature conservation is a political social and to some extent scientific movement that seeks to protect natural resources including Wilderness is generally defined as a Natural environment on Earth that has not been significantly modified by Human activity Mark Trail is a daily Newspaper Comic strip created by the American Cartoonist Ed Dodd. Smokey Bear (often wrongly referred to as Smokey The Bear is a character in the longest running public service campaign in United States history Then Woodsy Owl appeared as a comic by Gold Key Comics from 1973 to 1976. Gold Key Comics was an Imprint of Western Publishing created for Comic books distributed to Newsstands History Gold Key
In order to thoroughly replace with the new image, the Forest Service has called for all old Woodsy Owl costumes to be burnt under the supervision of a USDA Forest Service law enforcement officer until they are destroyed beyond recognition. The only exceptions are costumes that are being used in museum displays.